Master of Public Affairs
The MPA program is designed to produce graduates who have the skills needed to be successful and take on leadership roles in an ever-changing job market. Our MPA program produces graduates who can work well with teams of professionals and can effectively communicate and work with colleagues in a wide variety of disciplines. In addition, our graduates leave with strong problem-solving skills and a sound interdisciplinary context, which allow them to hit the ground running as they enter their new careers.
Unlike a theory-based or research degree, the MPA program has an applied focus that teaches students to address society's complex problems from an interdisciplinary perspective. Thus, students are taught by faculty members with backgrounds in political science, economics, policy analysis, management science, law, international affairs, environmental policy, and other significant public policy areas.
Graduate students at SPEA can concentrate in a variety of areas:
- Economic Development
- Environmental Policy and Natural Resources Management
- International Development – flyer coming soon
- Nonprofit Management
- Policy Analysis
- Public Financial Administration
- Public Management
- Sustainability and Sustainable Development
- Local Government Management
Find out more about how to hire our graduate students: